CE Certification Achieved

Shevlin Engineering has successfully achieved CE Certification.

CE Marking of structural steelwork has become a legal requirement in Ireland since 1st July 2014.

The harmonized European standard that applies to structural steelwork is IS EN 1090-1 and it will be an offence to supply structural steelwork after the 1st of July 2014 unless it conforms to this standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.CE Marking is regulated by criminal law and the penalties for not CE Marking or incorrect CE Marking, if found guilty, are a fine, imprisonment or both.

From 1st July 2013 all products used in steelwork fabrication have to be CE marked.This includes, steel beams, plates, welding wire, bolts etc.
From the 1st July 2014, it will be a legal requirement for all fabricated structural steelwork delivered to site to be CE Marked.This includes all constructional steelwork from sheds and farm buildings up to bridges and stadia.

The basis for CE marking is that the manufacturer declares that its products meet specified performance characteristics that are
defined as essential to the application of the products in the field of construction.In order for a manufacturer to CE mark their products, they will
require to be certified by a notified body. This means that they will have to set up a Factory Production Control system.

Clients or main contractors who engage a steelwork contractor should carry out due diligence and should only appoint a steelwork contractor certified with an Execution Class equal to that for the project as determined by the designer through IS EN 1090-2.

In order for a steelwork contractor to demonstrate their right to CE Mark their products, they must provide the following three documents:
– Factory Production Control Certificate
– Welding Certificate
– Declaration of Performance

To Summaries:
From the 1st July 2014, it will be a legal requirement for all fabricated structural steelwork delivered to site to be CE Marked.
Designers and specifiers need to amend their specifications to include references to the new standards.
Designers and specifiers need to ensure that the requirements of the specification are adhered to for all aspects of the project.
Steelwork contractors need to implement FPC systems and become certified to IS EN 1090-1 for CE Marking.
Clients and main contractors should only consider steelwork contractors certified with an Execution Class equal to that required for the project.

The above information has been sourced from the Welding Quality Management Services Ltd website.